Prospect Heights, IL
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Prospect Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 16,386 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Prospect Heights is the 155th largest community in Illinois.

Prospect Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Prospect Heights is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Prospect Heights who work in office and administrative support (13.06%), sales jobs (10.41%), and management occupations (10.01%).

Also of interest is that Prospect Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Prospect Heights citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.42% of adults in Prospect Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Prospect Heights in 2010 was $31,272, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,088 for a family of four. However, Prospect Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Prospect Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Prospect Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Prospect Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Prospect Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Prospect Heights include German, Irish, Italian, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Prospect Heights's cultural character, accounting for 38.92% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Prospect Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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